State Reporting

State reporting procedure serves as a forum for constructive dialogue. It enables the Commission to monitor implementation of the Charter and identify challenges impeding the realisation of the objects of the Charter. States are able to take stock of their achievements and failures in the light of the Charter.

The Charter requires states to submit two types of report: initial report and periodic report. Initial reports are required to be submitted by states two years after ratification or accession to the Charter. Periodic reports are required to be submitted every two years after the initial report.

State ACHPR
Ratification
Reporting
Period
Overdue
Reports
Ratification
Status*
Algeria 1987 1987 - 2006 4  
Angola 1990 1990 - 2011 1  
Benin 1986 1986 - 2008 3  
Botswana 1986 1986 - 2009 2  
Burkina Faso 1984 1986 - 2010 2  
Burundi 1989 1991 - 2010 2  
Cameroon 1989 1989 - 2013    
Cape Verde 1987 1987 - 1992 11  
Central African Republic 1986 1988 - 2006 4  
Chad 1986 1986 - 1997 8  
Comoros 1986 14  
Congo 1982 1982 - 2008 3  
Cote d'Ivoire 1992 1994 - 2012 1  
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1987 1997 - 2007 3  
Djibouti 1991 1993 - 2014    
Egypt 1984 1984 - 2004 5  
Equatorial Guinea 1986 14  
Eritrea 1999 7  
Ethiopia 1998 1998 - 2014    
Gabon 1986 1986 - 2013    
Gambia 1983 1986 - 1994 10  
Ghana 1989 1990 - 1998 8  
Guinea 1982 1958 - 1997 8  
Guinea-Bissau 1985 14  
Kenya 1992 1992 - 2006 4  
Lesotho 1992 1991 - 2000 7  
Liberia 1982 1984 - 2012 1  
Libya 1986 1986 - 2011 1  
Madagascar 1992 1991 - 2008 3  
Malawi 1989 1995 - 2013    
Mali 1981 1982 - 1998 8  
Mauritania 1986 1986 - 2005 4  
Mauritius 1992 1992 - 2008 3  
Mozambique 1989 1992 - 2013    
Namibia 1992 1992 - 2010 2  
Niger 1986 1988 - 2014    
Nigeria 1983 1990 - 2013    
Rwanda 1983 1983 - 2009 2  
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 1986 1988 - 2013    
Sao Tome and Principe 1986 14  
Senegal 1982 1982 - 2013    
Seychelles 1992 1994 - 2004 5  
Sierra Leone 1983 1983 - 2013    
Somalia 1985 14  
South Africa 1996 1994 - 2005 4  
South Sudan    
Sudan 1986 1994 - 2011 1  
Swaziland 1995 1995 - 2000 7  
Tanzania 1984 1984 - 2007 3  
Togo 1982 1982 - 2010 2  
Tunisia 1983 1983 - 2006 4  
Uganda 1986 1986 - 2013    
Zambia 1984 1986 - 2005 4  
Zimbabwe 1986 1986 - 2006 4  

* Ratification Status: There are four binding instruments that are not yet ratified by all states: Refugee Convention, Women Protocol, Child Charter, African Charter on Democracy and the Protocol on the Establishment of the African Court. States which have ratified all binding instruments are marked with green. States that have not yet ratified one or two instruments are yellow, etc. See Legal Instruments page for details.

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State Reporting Map
States which have submitted all their Reports (and presented or will present at next Ordinary Session) 12
States that are late by one or two reports 11
States that are late by three or more reports 24
States that have not submitted any reports 7

State Reports submitted but not yet considered

State Reports considered but no Concluding Observations adopted yet

Latest State Reports with adopted Concluding Observations

State Reporting Procedure

This Information Sheet is aimed at explaining the aims and objectives of State reporting and the procedures used by the Commission during examination of these reports. It also highlights some of the contributions Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the civil society can play in enhancing the process.

The document also tries to allay the fears expressed by some States that the exercise exposes them to embarrassment. []

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